Larger cruise ships on local deployments expected to be first to return

Larger cruise ships with local deployments will be the first to come back on sale following Covid-19, the former boss of Azamara has predicted. Larry Pimentel, who stepped aside from his role as president and chief executive in April as the line made plans to survive the pandemic, said he expected older, smaller ships withContinue reading “Larger cruise ships on local deployments expected to be first to return”

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P&O Cruises says agents ‘vital’ as staff claim trade teams under threat

The boss of P&O Cruises has insisted agents’ support will be “vital” to developing the brand’s restart plans, despite claims the field sales team has been cut as part of a restructure at parent Carnival UK. Paul Ludlow, president of P&O Cruises, said its commitment to the trade “remains as strong as ever” as aContinue reading “P&O Cruises says agents ‘vital’ as staff claim trade teams under threat”

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Carnival Corp ‘still excited’ about Iona despite launch delay

Carnival Corporation is “still excited” about new P&O Cruises ship Iona, despite its launch being delayed by the coronavirus crisis. The cruise giant also confirmed it was engaged in conversations with shipyards about potential delays and cancellations. Chief executive Arnold Donald said: “This virus has been devastating for the travel and tourism industry. Most ofContinue reading “Carnival Corp ‘still excited’ about Iona despite launch delay”

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